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dandan62

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  1. Nice to see a few newbies in West Sussex. I'm near Pulborough if anyone wants to say hi. David
  2. Interesting one just put on fleabay starting at 1k. Already registered. I wonder what price it will go for? It will give a good idea of where the market is maybe .
  3. Just remember the cost of getting it through registration/ iva. At least £600...
  4. Walk away. Lots of kits for sale at the moment. End of season soon so should be some bargains to be had. Good luck.
  5. What is is registered as on the v5? Robin hood or Sierra?
  6. Hi. First question is, is it registered correctly as a Robin Hood, or is it still registered as a 1991 Sierra? If its still Sierra I would personally walk away as you would have to build it and iva it. Only worth a few hundred if that is the case. Just my opinion..
  7. There will be people far more expert than me but the first thing to ask is has it been through the iva test?
  8. I paid out for a decent breathable cover from Rimmer bros. Worth every penny. My old plastic waterproof cover kept in condensation and caused lots of corrosion over the winter. Used the new one last winter and it was dry as a bone. £125 but worth it. Oops just spotted date of post. An old thread.
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    Misfire

    Sorted My lovely son replaced the carb and manifold last year. Bolts nearest no 4 both loose so and air leak! Phew. He ows me a beer. Suppose i should have checked!
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    Misfire

    Will add that to the list of things to try. Its getting shorter. Slightly afraid of frying the accuspark unit. Just checked all sparks. They all look the same. Did another less rushed compression check. That cylinder has always been about 10% above the others at about 180. Seems good but is there a clue there? Baffled
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    Misfire

    Its almost new and there is no play. Thanks for the ideas guys. Keep em coming! Cant get it at it today. Another thought is an air leak in the inlet for that cylinder. Will inspect tomorrow. Yes tried the rotating dizzy thing. Still no 4
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    Misfire

    Is everyone as stumped as me? I think its head off time...
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    Misfire

    Question.. could a damaged valve cause a misfire but still give good compression? Clutching at straws now. More info. Letting it run on idle with misfire and removing the plug straight away shows a wet with fuel plug. Revving the engine then removing it shows a good dry plug..
  14. dandan62

    Misfire

    Question.. could a damaged valve cause a misfire but still give good compression? Clutching at straws now. More info. Letting it run on idle with misfire and removing the plug straight away shows a wet with fuel plug. Revving the engine then removing it shows a good dry plug..
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    Misfire

    Hold on to your hats. New cap, new rotor, new plug, new lead, new accuspark stealth unit, new coil. Checked compression (175) within 10% of others. Checked valve clearances, checked timing. Good battery voltage and voltage at the coil. Still not firing on no 4. Engine note doesn't change when i pull the lead. Pulling leads on others it misses more. There is a spark but it looks weak. Orange and dancing about the gap. Took for a drive. Drives fine above about 2500 revs. Or maybe the problem is hidden above that? But seems to perform well. I'm stuck. All answers appreciated. David
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    Twin Carbs

    Just saying nice to see another local RH owner! Not many of us around here. I live in Bury.
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    Misfire

    New cap, leads and plug. I think I'll draw this to a close and let you know when everything is replaced and then come begging for help if its still there. Valve clearance good by the way. Thanks guys.
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    Misfire

    That was my thought but compression is very good in that cylinder. I tried testing another spark but the car won't run on 2 cylinders and i was single handed so couldn't just test on turning it over. My money is on coil giving generally weak spark. The fact that given some beans it seems to run ok points to that , I think. I'll replace one thing at a time and report back.
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    Misfire

    I had a brand new replacement already. Same with lead and plug. I've decided to increase my spares selection and have ordered coil, ignition module and rotor. It must be one of those methinks. Always handy to have in the boot anyway.
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    Misfire

    Hi there. My trusty pinto has a misfire. Removing no 4 lead from the spark plug reveals that cylinder is the problem as there is no change. Have changed lead, plug, distributor cap with no luck. Compression good. There is a spark when i hold it against the engine but it looks a little feeble. Its an accuspark dizzy with electronic module. Could that module or the rotor arm cause one weak spark? Engine seems ok at higher revs. Webber carb by the way. Any clues? Thanks in advance. Dave
  21. There's a guy on the strickly kitcar Facebook page in Bognor Regis selling a Locust for £2250. Correctly registered but needs some work.
  22. My son has a set of new alloys with tyres off his Spitfire. Hes having trouble selling them Do you think they are worth putting up for sale on kit car sites? Not sure how many kits use Triumph fit wheels. I have a feeling they are different from anything else. Cheers.
  23. Ps.. forgot to say mine is a stainless monocoque. I think heavier than a 2b??
  24. As for top speed I get to 80 easily . It will do more but that will do me. Many will laugh at the 0-60 but using an app I have just managed sub 10 secs. I don't like to strain engine and clutch too much as i don't fancy replacing either just yet. It may do quicker. Original bhp was about 75. Old engine but with upgraded bits I can't imagine its much more. I'm not a racer so it does me fine for local trips to pubs etc.
  25. Hi. I too have a 1600. Its a lovely revvy engine but will never produce fireworks. Luckily I'm not after that. Mine sounds like it was in exactly the same state as yours when i got it. It had all the usual issues. The main culprit turned out to be a non working second choke. I changed everything in the ignition. I've also put a 2 ltr cam in and now a weber 32/36 carb. I think I have the most out of the engine without throwing silly money at it. I'll stick with it till it falls apart. Everyone will tell you to put a 2 ltr in. If you want fireworks then that's your route. I also had a transmission whine. It was the differential. It never failed but i have changed to a 3.92 ratio which helped acceleration and got rid of the whine. Good luck and enjoy it!
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